Treating Trauma Through Guided Imagery and Music: Where Words Fail, Music Heals

Treating Trauma Through Guided Imagery and Music: Where Words Fail, Music Heals

Trauma goes deep. Literally, traumatic memories are stored DEEP in the Midbrain, which controls your fight or flight response. Traditional talk therapy occurs primarily in the frontal cortex where we process logic. When emotions arise your brain pings the Limbic System, then returns to other places to try and “manage” what’s come up.

When MUSIC is incorporated into the therapeutic process both sides of the brain are engaged simultaneously, helping them to help one another. In the case of trauma this is ...

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Ticket to HOPE: The Healing Power of Music

Ticket to HOPE: The Healing Power of Music

Have you ever wondered why making someone a “mixed tape” was an 80’s feel-good way to express yourself and let the truth come to the surface? (If you’re too young to know what a mixed tape is, ask your parents J).  Do you have a playlist that helps you get through: A tough workout at the gym?  A low mood or Anxiety about the presentation you’ll be giving in the morning at work? If music seems to me a magic healer, it IS, ...

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